Lessons learned from Friday experiment


After every experimental line-up (such as Friday’s), it’s tempting to ask what the manager learned from the experience.

The partnerships on the left and right wings didn’t look right.  Emilio Izaguirre didn’t overlap as often as usual and Stuart Armstrong was less effective than normal.  A lack of space impacted the James Forrest-Adam Matthews partnership on the right.  Forrest was manhandled until he switched left or got inside the box, when he was able to play unhindered.

Ineffectiveness on the wings led to the same up front.  Anthony Stokes doesn’t get to play centre forward too often and didn’t really get much of a chance on Friday.  Stokes anonymity was the most glaring aspect of the game but I suspect the responsibility lies elsewhere.

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  1. Ok



    If Liverpool had him Danny Wilson cant be that bad just ask a few.



    one of their best players as my NEPHEW would say




  2. Back home bhoys…..two things on flight leaving Copenhagen…


    The bridge/tunnel between Sweden and Denmark,headlights from Swedish side seemingly


    falling into sea,What a piece of engineering.


    And….we hope you enjoy the flight tonight,,Cpt Johnny Adair..WTF.

  3. Delaneys Dunky on




    I am going on the word of two family members who play professional fitba for SPFL teams. They both think Danny Wilson is a cut above his peers. A Celtic fan who is Celtic class they said.

  4. DD



    As i said wee Nephew who played with him for 4 seasons He was a stand out.



    Hail Hail

  5. VP….welcome back to land of the fraudsters, looks like they have got away with all the lies again…some will welcome them back…I spit on their grave.

  6. clogher celt on

    Hi BGX,



    I will be in Glasgow in a couple of weeks. I’m bringing a crowd of Dubs over.



    It would be great to meet you and have a pint.



    Send me an email at dublin2016@mail.com




  7. Me and my Cub will be over for the Glasgow Derby.



    Bad weekend for my house, both Derry & Tyrone relegated.

  8. Delaneys Dunky on



    Between the ticket office and the burger van you will meet some good CQN folks.

  9. DD,



    Will do.



    God bless. Off to bed, horses to back at Fairyhouse tomorrow.

  10. Ok. Am I missing something


    2 months ago it was obvious that the new club would be playing hibs in the play off



    After hertz losing yesterday what has changed


    They still play hibs( or maybe Falkirk ) in 2 legged play off


    What’s changed Why don’t they just start playoff now and put the new club out of its misery


    16 ROADS



    A timely intervention there,old bean!




  12. 16 roads - Celtic über alles... on

    Sound thanks Bobby M.



    Did ye get back home alright chief?



    Just poured a big nip of 3 Elements, finest Speyside Scotch – a gift from our Harlem globe trotter legend.



    Some buzz lol.



    How is life treating ye my trusted and humble friend?





    16 ROADS



    I have a bottle of that fine drop less than a yard from me,but it’s off limits for now. As my birthday this year falls on a Saturday,I might spoil myself!



    You are absolutely correct,it’s wonderful stuff.



    I got a mail from our famous drammer. For the first time I can recall,that manic cheeriness has deserted him. I really felt for the guy,he made Swindon sound like heaven on earth!!



    As for me,mate,same as ever. Fruitlessly searching for a winner,but spending little in pursuit. Time to start saving for Easter,methinks.



    I take it you will be there?

  14. 16 roads - Celtic über alles... on

    Bobby M – I’ve never set foot in Australia in my life mo chara, and I’ve no intention of ever doing so.



    Could have told Phileas Fogg that the place is a paradox,best avoided if possible – however life is a journey, and ye have to allow the travelling Tims to learn where is good and where is tripe for themselves.



    The Voyage as Christy Moore sang.



    Dublin 2016 – 100million%, but we won’t be there at Easter time mate – unless I win the Euro millions between now and then.



    Early March is a good time to visit Dublin, a reckon.



    It’s a lot less expensive that time of year.





    16 ROADS



    Aye,early March sounds better when you put it like that.



    However,bang would go my stash for Cheltenham!



    Offski,bud. Catch you later. Still got half a shift to do!!

  16. 16 roads - Celtic über alles... on

    No worries Bobby M.



    Mind yerself well mo chara.



    God bless the Celtic of Glasgow.



    HH legend.

  17. 16 roads - Celtic über alles... on

    Maybe, a suppose – I would purchase a wee cottage, South West coast of Ireland, down Kerry way – Fenit to be exact, for holidaying purposes only.



    But to leave Beal Feirste behind, for good?









    Goodnight and good luck to all Celtic supporters, at home and abroad.



    Be Seen In Green – We Are The Celts!!







  18. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on

    First bank holiday I have had off in years … Hoping for a decent day but a dry one will do me fine .



    Celtic play again the day after tomorrow ;)

  19. So, it looks like Sevco could be on the way up after all (still 50-50 – I expect them to beat Hibs but have a tough game against the Premiership team).



    But momentum counts for a lot. As do Honest Mistakes, as we all know.



    How do we all feel about that?



    Personally, I expected them to get promoted at the start of the season, and mentally was prepared for the inevitable “Rain-jurzz are baack!” hysteria.



    Now, I’m not so sure. Part of me looks forward to hammering them four times a year, and I think the deep structural problems at Ibrox will keep them low for quite some time.



    But them in the top flight is still a pretty hideous prospect…

  20. Nye Bevans' rebel soldier on

    Good Morning Timland.



    I was reading back,roy croppie I’m running out of superlatives


    for yer goodself.



    Lot’s of post’s about Love St 86,I remember we player there a


    couple of months before in a rearranged league game, it was


    0-0 until the maestro popped up in the last minute to smash


    the ball into the net,little did I realise what a vital goal that


    would turn out to be.

  21. Gerryfaethebrig on

    KevJ your pal Murdo MacLeod is sitting at our departure lounge waiting on our flight to Palma, if I get a beer with him in Santa Ponsa I will pass on your best wishes to him

  22. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on





    CQN corner is between the superstore and the burger van . Outside the pools office ( not the ticket office )



    Look for some handsome gentlemen – we stand next to them ;))

  23. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on




    Did you get married at the weekend ?



    Is this your honeymoon – and are you spending it with murdo McLeod ;)